30 July 2013
This morning I walked over Millennium bridge on my way to work.  On the middle of the bridge, a guy was handing out some flyers …
15 July 2013
Last week, Katie Hopkins stirred up much hatred across the country for admitting she wouldn’t like her children to play with kids …
12 July 2013
This summer over 14,000 young people will take part in NCS powered by The Challenge. For 15-17 year olds across the country, NCS …
05 July 2013
From 20th century Cold War espionage to last month’s PRISM story, spying has remained a well-established practice within our …
03 July 2013
This is a story of a game for two people. The game is called the Ultimatum game. It works like this.The first person is the …
28 June 2013
My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother …
27 June 2013
My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother …
26 June 2013
My eldest daughter is three years old. I like to think I know most of what is going on in her life. But whenever her grandmother …
21 June 2013
We believe integration policy really matters. People aged under 55 living in the UK trust their neighbours less than in any other …
20 June 2013
We believe integration policy really matters. People aged under 55 living in the UK trust their neighbours less than in any other …

The Challenge Network is the national charity for bringing local people together.  We build trust between people of different ages, incomes and ethnicities.

That’s why loneliness is a very real worry for us. For if there’s one thing worse than being in one group and distrusting another, it’s being in no group at all and distrusting everyone.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Caution: Loneliness can kill

The Challenge Network is the national charity for bringing local people together.  We build trust between people of different ages, incomes and ethnicities.

That’s why loneliness is a very real worry for us. For if there’s one thing worse than being in one group and distrusting another, it’s being in no group at all and distrusting everyone.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Why are more of us feeling lonely?

The Challenge Network is the national charity for bringing local people together.  We build trust between people of different ages, incomes and ethnicities.

That’s why loneliness is a very real worry for us. For if there’s one thing worse than being in one group and distrusting another, it’s being in no group at all and distrusting everyone.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Are you feeling lonely?

The Challenge Network is the national charity for bringing local people together.  We exist to build trust between people from different ages, incomes and ethnicities. But if there’s one thing worse than being in one group and distrusting another, it’s being in no group at all and distrusting everyone.

Loneliness.

At The Challenge Network we exist to end social division. We love finding ways to bring people from different groups together.

Now the immediate anger about the Philpott case has died down, its time to reflect.

Think back. What reaction did you have to the case? Most of us had one of two. Which group were you in?

Answer: Yes, in fact it often makes money.

Just look at the National Citizen Service.  Every summer, National Citizen Service brings together local teenagers from all ethnic and income groups come together, build lasting friendships and make their mark in their community.

Answer: It’s not about money, it’s about determination.

Monday, 08 April 2013

Compost: free to a good home

Last weekend in the cold I visited a local market.  The lady running one of the stalls had been standing in the cold for hours.  Despite this she gave us a warm smile and shared her vision: A community owned car that could be used in a pay-as-you-go way. A car that will bring people together.

The weekend before I posted on Twitter: “Compost: free to a good home”. I hoped that somewould would make good use of it.  Who knows maybe it’ll lead to a new friendship.

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